Ramla Ali is a multi-talented Somali professional boxer, model, and activist currently based in London. Ramla is the first female boxer to win a professional boxing competition held in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She is the first Somali boxer to compete at the Olympics games.
Ramla Said Ahmed Ali was born on September 16, 1989, in Mogadishu, Somalia, where a devastating civil war was happening. Ali's family moved to London for a tranquil life in a foreign land. Despite dejection from her mother, she didn't quit boxing and kept practicing.
Ramla was in her 20s when she met her soulmate, Richard Moore, a boxing coach who works as an athlete/talent manager. Richard Moore trained Ramla Ali, and their relationship deepened as the days passed.
Exploring their Instagram page, we discovered that the two love birds exchanged their wedding vows on August 29, 2017.
We can confidently say that Ramla and Richard have physically and psychologically intertwined. Ramla posted a video about her husband on his birthday, i.e., on October 7, expressing her deep emotions through poetic words. The couples are yet to add new members to the family.
Ramla Ali's estimated net worth is around $1 million. However, she hasn't revealed anything about her net worth. It's just an estimation based on observation of the information available on the internet.
Ahmed Ali doesn't only earn through boxing; modeling also makes her a considerable fortune or too. She is currently an ambassador for Cartier, Dior, etc, and has gained sponsorships from high-end brands like Nike, Pantene, and others.
Ali doesn't boast about the earning from her matches or many of her sponsors, she is focused on her career, and the reason for her side hustle modeling is to attract audiences to her boxing and help her sisters club.
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Rama Ali became the first female to compete in the women's featherweight event at the 2020 summer Olympics. Ahmed Ali was ready to dip herself in the Olympics when she became the first Muslim female to become a British boxing champion.
When she competed in the 2020 summer Olympics held in Tokyo, she represented her home country Somalia. Her mother, who was against her boxing career from the beginning, also accepted her career heartfully. She raised her voice for Somalia against its negative aspects like domestic violence, civil war, famine, etc.
Sadly, The Somali boxer lost her first match of the Olympics, but Ahmed Ali did more than enough for her country. Her message reached worldwide the people who were watching the Olympic games, that's a considerable achievement.
The fight between Ramla Ali and Avrill Mathie was held at Madison Square Garden, and Ramla was victorious against Australia's Avril Mathie in the 10th round of the IBF junior featherweight elimination match.
During the opening round of the heated match, Ali landed a couple of right straights with a left hook that off-balanced Mathie. Nothing much happened in 2nd round, but in the third round, Mathie landed an overhand right.
The rivals exchanged several right hands blows in 3 to 7 rounds. In 8 and 9 rounds, however, Ali fired her opponent with several punches in her body. She won the fight with unanimous points.
Ramla Ali stands at 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 57 K.G. The famous female boxers who play under the featherweight category are Claressa Shields, Terri Harper, Natasha Jonas, Jessica McCaskill, and Chantelle Cameron.
The Somali boxer's parents, her father Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr. and her mother Odessa Grady Clay, had to lose their son, Abdulkadir, who was the older brother of Ramla, to the grenade blast which occurred when he was playing in the garden.
The above incident terrified Ramla's parents, and they fled from Somalia to London to acquire tranquil life, where Ramla started to train for boxing secretly.
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